June 2016 



2016 Gala Helps to Launch New $75M Campaign  

The annual Educating for Justice Gala sponsored by the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees raised more than $800,000 - a record amount - and drew 325 friends and supporters of the College. Net proceeds from the gala will support scholarships and programs that help students achieve their academic and career goals.  Read more...


Commencement Spotlight Shines on Class
of 2016  

On Wednesday, June 1, more than 3,400 John Jay students became the College's newest alumni at the 51st annual Commencement ceremonies, held at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.  Read more... 


Annual Golf Outing Is an 18-Hole Success

With the forecast of rain proving to be a non-factor, alumni and friends hit the greens on June 16 for the second annual John Jay College Golf Outing.

Held at Dyker Beach Park & Golf Course in Brooklyn, the event raises funds for scholarships, stipends, internship and other support for deserving and dedicated students. The golf outing was chaired by David Pfeffer (B.S. '93), a Partner at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin L.L.P.  Read more... 


A Force for Good: Double Alumnus Wins Fulbright Award to Study Deadly Force in London     

Master's and doctoral alumnus James Drylie, a retired police lieutenant and current Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Department at Kean University, recently won a Police Research and Criminal Justice Scholar Fulbright Award that will take him to London this summer to continue his research on the police use of deadly force.  Read more...


PRISM Alumnus Is a Scientific Rising Star

A full-color publication and an insightful afternoon symposium on "Art and Violence in Latin America Today" accompanied the May 5 opening of the newest exhibition -"Basta!" - at John Jay's Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery.  Read more...  



Prestigious Watson Fellows Program Taps Three John Jay Students   

Three John Jay students - Alondra Cuevas, Cataydra Brown and Jonathan Penuela - have been chosen as members of the 2016 class for the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship program, the highly competitive initiative that selects 15 New York City undergraduate students and provides them with paid internships for three consecutive summers.  Read more...


SEEK Marks a Half-Century of Enhanced Opportunity      

The City University's SEEK Program - short for Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge - recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as CUNY's flagship equal opportunity education program. Founded in 1966 by an act of the state Legislature, SEEK has grown from a small experimental initiative on the campus of City College into a pillar of progressive admissions programs, providing increased access to education for underprivileged and underrepresented minority groups.  Read more...


Class Notes

Larry Cunningham (B.S. '97), a professor at St. John's University School of Law, was recently appointed Associate Dean for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness. He recently concluded a three-year term as Associate Academic Dean.

Paula Howell Anderson (B.A. '98) and Shauna-Kay Gooden (B.A./M.A. '04) were both recently selected for The Network Journal's annual "40 Under Forty Class." They will be profiled in the journal's summer 2016 issue and honored at the  19th Annual 40 Under Forty Acheivement Awards Dinner on June 23. Anderson is a Litigation Partner with Shearman & Sterling LLP, while Gooden is Associate Counsel of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Gooden is also president of the John Jay Alumni Association's executive board. They both serve as trustees of the John Jay College Foundation.

Hernando Martinez-Sacristan (M.P.A. '07, M.S. '08) recently earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Atlantic International University. He is the author of two forthcoming articles on the topic of progress in medical geology, and is a frequent exhibitor at national and sectional meetings of the Geological Society of America.

Lynn Ray (M.P.A. '08) is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and was recently named as commander of the newly formed "Pioneer" Regimental Engineer Squadron, part of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment of the First Cavalry Division based at Fort Hood, Texas. Ray, a 29-year Army veteran, will have 760 soldiers under her command.

Teri Coaxum
(M.P.A.'09) isa contributing author to Soul Sisters Devotions, a book by and for African American, Latina and Asian women from the tristate New York area. 

Soanny M. Sanchez (B.S. '13) previously assisted pro se litigants in Bronx County Civil Court (Housing Part) and now works in the Law and Regulation Department of Allstate Insurance, handling cases that will be resolved by settlement, resolution or mediation in Civil Court.




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